Day 1: Read Matthew 25:35-36. In the world, love is something you feel. To Jesus, love is something you do. Where do you find it easy to “do” love? When is expressing love challenging? Why?
Day 2: Read 1 Peter 4:8. Love is the superpower for service. When you serve others, you express the greatness of God’s love to others. When have you experienced the power of God’s love at work when you serve? Where do you need to experience that loving superpower at work in your life?
Day 3: Read 1 Peter 4:10. Peter describes how God’s gifting empowers us with practical gifts of grace to serve others inside the church and outside in the community. What spiritual gifts has God given you to put to work to serve others? How are you using them in our church and out in our community
Day 4: Read 1 Peter 4:9. What cause you to grumble when you serve? What leads you to serve with gratitude? Why does grumbling or gratitude happen in serving?
Day 5: Read 1 Peter 4:11. How is God part of your serving? How does making Him the object of your service inspire you to serve?
Day 6: Read Matthew 25:37-40. The Holy Spirit has you securely connected to Himself. Start serving somewhere, somehow, someway, no strings attached. Where is God calling you to serve? What’s holding you back? Moving you forward?
Recent additional GO DEEPER reading opportunities available on Amazon Books (#ad):
- "Cultivating Faith: A Christ-like Servant Leader Journey" by Sue von Fange & Jason Christ [for adult individual use]
- "Kindling the Heart: Nurturing Young Christ-like Servant Leaders" by Sue Steege [for family devotions]
- “Better Together: How Christians Can Be a Welcome Influence in Their Neighborhoods” by Barna Group
- "Contagious Faith: Discover Your Natural Style for Sharing Jesus with Others" by Mark Mittelberg and Lee Strobel